Welcome back! Today we will be reviewing Superman: Escape from Bizarro World written by Geoff Johns and Richard Donner with art by Eric Powell.
Yes, it is another Geoff Johns story. As most of you know, I am a huge Geoff Johns fan and I want to basically collect all of his books because he is my favorite writer. I picked up this story for a dollar. So I wasn’t expecting much from it. All I knew was that it was another Superman story by Geoff Johns and that Richard Donner worked with him like he always does whenever Geoff Johns writes a Superman story.
I don’t know how I feel about this story. I feel like it is a little short, but I also think that there are a lot of good parts in this story. I love how Bizarro is written and how all of the Bizarros in Bizarro world are written as well. The story is actually really fun with a lot of jokes, Bizarro Luthor is my favorite character. I also think that there wasn’t much Superman in this. Which is strange because he is on like every page. I say this mostly because I don’t feel like Superman has much of a presence here. I love the introduction of Bizarro world, but I just feel like Superman was sidelined in his own story here. I also thought that the new power of Superman vision was interesting and I would like to see it pop up again sometime.
Overall, the book was okay. I enjoyed parts of it, but it’s not the best Superman story by Geoff Johns.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 10.5 / 20